The feed store got their last batch of chicks today and I picked up two for my broody BR hen. Chicks are in the brooder tonight so I can see that they are eating/drinking/pooping. I planned to stow them under mama tomorrow evening and then keep a close eye on the new family. But I need to be away tomorrow night and don't want my husband to have to deal with it. So, my question: can the chicks stay in the brooder one more night and then I can give them to mama on Sunday evening? Or should I give them to mama tomorrow (Sat) night and cancel my trip? This is the first time I'll try to use a hen to raise chicks so we're both newbies. She's from the first batch of five chicks that we got four years ago and this is the first time she's been broody. My concern is mostly whether she will more readily accept the chicks the younger they are; will a day or two make a difference?